Coffee with a Cop provides individuals with an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers serving their community in a relaxed environment. The national initiative, which aims to improve relationships between police officers and community members, was integrated into the Salina community by Police Chief Brad Nelson in 2014.
Coffee with a Cop is one of the most successful community oriented policing programs across the country, and is supported by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Coffee with a Cop events have been hosted in all 50 states. This will be the 12th Coffee with a Cop event held by the Salina Police Department.